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Morehead State Eagles vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Recap - Morehead State Wins 87-61

The battle between Morehead State and Eastern Illinois didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Eastern Illinois was handed a 87-61 defeat on Thursday at Lantz Arena.

Bettors who backed Morehead State were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of +6.0 at sportsbooks.

Johni Broome had 20 points for Morehead State and James Baker, Jr. chipped in with 15 points. KJ Hunt, Jr. had 5 assists for them, while Johni Broome was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Eastern Illinois got 18 points from Marvin Johnson in a losing cause and another 13 points from Kashawn Charles. Henry Abraham contributed 3 assists for them, while Madani Diarra had 8 rebounds.

Morehead State was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

Morehead State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-32.

Morehead State heads into a battle against Southeast Missouri State. Eastern Illinois, meanwhile, will have their next action against Eastern Kentucky.